Something Old,
Something New-ish,
And
Something Cheap.

Hi All,

For this week a mixed bag with a couple of bottles I picked up recently that are
absolute old school classics. The I'm going to offer you 1 only three pack of Aussie
malts that would be fair to say were quite controversial.

And yes, I feel your pain with how expensive whiskies are getting, so how about
an all bourbon cask matured Speysider for under $100?

Don't forget Whisky Freedom in Perth this Feb and for those in Adelaide,
The Rob Roy is putting on Part 2 of the William Cadenhead story.

So read on....

Cheers,

The Big G
0417 85 22 96

 

 

Something Old,
Single Bottles Only...

Glen Mhor 10yo
Old Bottling
750ml 43%

An original bottling from when Charles Mackinlay bottlers owned the brand. glenmhor malt 10
This Inverness distillery was built in 1892 and closed down during the Whisky Loch
closures by United Distillers in 1983. I would have thought that this bottling was
from the mid to late 1970's, but according to Malt Maniacs, this Mackinlay
bottling dates from 1970!

I have been fortunate to try a few bottlings, especially from G&M and found
them to be rich and oily, while scotch whisky.com found them to be punchy
and meaty. But always intriguing.

1 x bottle only, no box.

And how about the bottle shape. Does it look familiar?

Retail: $850
Members: $700

 

Springbank 12yo
Old Bottling
750ml 43%

Possibly from distillate from the early 1970's so possibly bottled in the early 1980's. springbank oldbottling 12
But what we do know that it comes from the period when the distillery was closed,
from 1979 through to 1985.

For all my all my dealings with with Springbank, I have yet to try it. But I would
hazard a guess that the minimum age of this dram is 12 years.

As to flavour, even in that era when the distillery was going through some hard
times, the telltale saltiness and that famous whiff of bonfire smoke would have
been there. Along with a hint of sherry oak.

Retail: $3,000
Members: $2,800

 

And Something
New-ish And Maybe
Controversial...


McLaren Vale Distiller
Bloodstone First Releases
Chapter 1 Series 1 & 3
Chapter 2 Series 1
1 x Three Pack
350ml Per Bottle Approx 63.5%

There have been some quite big expectations with this new distillery inmclarenvale 121set nas
SA's McLaren Vale wine region.

And I have to say, the sample I've tried there's plenty of big flavours
but the underlying spirit is very refined.

Note the size of the bottles!

Three Bottle Retail Price: $1800
This Week: $750!

 

 

And Finally
Something Easy On The
Pocket...

This Week Only:
$99 per bottle

 

Cadenhead Speyburn
2008 10yo
700ml 46%

A big distillery that probably not many people in Australia would have heard of. cadenhead speyburn2008 10
But I was quite surprised to read that the output of this distillery approached
4.5 million litres annually. That's surprisingly quite big.

Vanilla, nuts and spice are the hallmarks of this spirit. All bourbon oak matured,
out-turn is a miserly 348 bottles.

According to Cadenheads, "Chocolate truffles, orange sweets and aniseed.
Cinnamon and wood spice finish."

Retail: $119
This Week Only: $99